Lifting Equipment Hire Mind-sets

May 04, 2017  

Riyad Hasan When unions cant compete, they turn to city pols to get an edge, and that seems to be whats driving a City Council bill adding a new mandate for construction workers. In the name of boosting safety, the bill would force workers to finish an apprenticeship program before working on buildings over nine stories tall. Yet unions run most of those programs so the bill would cost some non-union workers their jobs, and generally steer more work to union shops. Good for the non-union merit shop firms for fighting back. As The Posts Carl Campanile reported last week , the Associated Builders

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Insights Inside Griphoists

May 04, 2017  

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017 file photo, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. Despite the lifting of a federal hiring freeze, the Department of Veterans Affairs is opting to leave thousands of positions unfilled. It is citing the need for a leaner VA as it develops a longer-term plan to allow more veterans to seek medical care in the private sector. The order by VA Secretary David Shulkin is described in an internal April 14 memorandum obtained by The Associated

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